ACCULOTTO.com / EMAIL FRAUD
i received a mail from this is saying i have won a merc and 7, 00000 pounds. to verify the authenticity i made a call on the above no and received a confirmation mails with the contacts of the courier company which was to deliver me my prize.i have sent the content of the mail. i later on googled it and noticed that its a well known scam . why hasnt anything been done abt it so far. and since i made the call and he can track my addredd from it what steps should i take to avoid a id theft to make credit cards in my name?
this is the confirmation mail i got after calling up on above number.
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From: claimsdept acculotto <email@example.com> 10 Oct 08 07:17 AM
To: sudhakar rout <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Further Details For Claims Of Winning Prize...Contact Express
Courier Limited With Email: email@example.com
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OFFICIAL SPONSOR:MERCEDES BENZ COPERATION(UK)
C/ CROYDON 28089, LONDON.
FROM: THE PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS DEPT.
The President, board of trustee, and the entire member staff of the Accu Lottery Organisation send their warmest congratulatory message to you this day, on the final approval of your won sum in the 1st category of the Accu Lottery Online Sweepstakes.
You have emerged the 2008 ACCULOTTO.COM promotions award winner of our yearly car give away promotions. Your email which drew the winning number, was selected via our E-games Random Selection System (ERRS) We hereby wish to inform you that your free Mercedes car attached with 700, 000 POUNDS in cash are pending your collection.
You have been approved for a lump payment of 700.000 POUNDS (SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS.) AND A BRAND NEW 2005 HAUSKAA VAPPUA MERCEDES BENZ CAR in cash credited to file reference number:IPL/[protected]/WP1 which is deposited with a Finance & Security Company in your favor as beneficiary and covered with HIGH INSURANCE POLICY.
We have instructed our official Courier Service(Express Courier Limited), to initiate a telegraphic transfer of your funds £700, 000.00 (Seven Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling) to your destination, you have also been issued with a payment clearance code: (A2245UK), you are required to forward the payment clearance code to the Courier along with other requisites as listed in this mail to enhance speedy transfer of your won funds/prize to your destination.
Please contact the Courier Service Department using the information below immediately you have received this mail for the remittance of your winnings.
Our Courier Service Contact
Express Courier Service
Contact Person: Mr. Louis Grey(Dispatch Officer)
Please oblige to follow the instructions so that your winning parcel and your wininng documents can get to your present address on time. You are required to give Express Courier Company your following information Should in case they need to contact you regarding the delivery:
You are advised to give the Courier a call after sending them a mail and keep update with this office about your battling with the courier department.
You are to include the information below in a mail to our official Courier Service. Ensure you include the payment clearance code to enable easy reference to your destination.
You are also advised to keep constant communication with this office of your proceedings with the courier company.
Congratulations once again from the entire member of staff of the Accu Lottery dear lucky winner.
Mr.ADAMS MARTINS.(Foreign Transfer Manager)
ACCULOTTO.COM/LOTTERY CLAIMING SECURITY AGENCY(UK)